Rahway River
Trout Unlimited #155

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Rahway River Trout Unlimited is one of the newest New Jersey Trout Unlimited chapters. We are an organization of men and women that strive to protect our cold freshwater fisheries throughout the state. Our members meet once a month, discuss many topics from conservation to fishing. We also go on fishing trips throughout the year, conduct river cleanups, and partake in many other activities. If you like fishing or just want to give back to the environment then RRTU is for you.

If you live near one of the following towns and are a trout fisherman or care about conservation, we want you in our Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter of New Jersey :

Cranford, Westfield, Garwood, Fanwood, Kenilworth, Chatham, Iselin, Linden, Clark, Springfield, Union, Vauxhall, Mountainside, Elizabeth, Roselle, Roselle Park, Hillside, Scotch Plains and New Providence


Upcoming Events:

Rahway River Trout Unlimited
New Jersey

Monthly meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of every month.
These meetings start @ 7:30PM, at the...

Cranford Community Center

2nd Floor
220 Walnut Ave.
Cranford, NJ 07016
(908) 709-7283

Click Link for Google Map of the Community Center

Our presentations are free-of-charge to all interested fisherman regardless of whether or not you are a RRTU member. So bring a friend, come on out and enjoy yourself, learn a few new things, meet some new fishing buddies, and perhaps even consider
our Trout Unlimited Chapter - #155.


Our next general meeting is scheduled for...

Monday, October 20th
at 7:30 PM.

  Brad Buzzi
"Classic Fall Flies for the Beach Demo"

On the third Monday of each month the Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter holds its monthly general meeting at the Cranford Community Center at 7:30pm. Following the agenda we usually have a guest speaker perform a presentation.

Hope to see you there...


Rahway River Trout Unlimited

Don't Forget to check out the RRTU Meetup site that lists all
events & meeting information



Come join us for one of our Fly Tying nights at the Cranford Community Center!

Our next Fly Tying Night will be


Monday, October 27th at 7:00 PM

All are welcome!

The meetings are free and are open to all. All tying levels are welcome. We have extra materials and vices for those who need them and there are volunteers who will work with the new people who want to try fly tying. You don't have to be a TU member to join us. We have free coffee and donuts and always have a fly fishing DVD playing. This is a very informal get together with the purpose of sharing our hobby with other people who want to find out what it is all about in a laid back atmosphere. You will find it to be a very relaxing evening even if you don't want to tie flies. Come down and have a cup of coffee and meet a great bunch of guys & girls, talk fishing or sports (no politics) or pick up some tying tips. This time of year is a great time to refill your fly boxes. Hope to see you there.



The Second Annual

March Fly Tying Madness Event

Was held on

Saturday, March 22nd at 9:00 AM

On March 22nd 2014 at 9:00 AM The Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter  hosted the Second Fly Tying Madness Event at The Cranford Community Center. Sponsored by The New Jersey State Council of Trout Unlimited ... Ten Chapters from Trout Unlimited from across the state gathered to tie fishing flies to donate to wounded warriors thru organizations such as Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing. We will also be tying for breast cancer survivors from Casting For Recovery and The Trout Unlimited Veterans Program. This was a bigger & better event than last year with some of New Jersey's finest Fly Tyers in attendance. Plans for the 2015 event now in the planning. If you would like to be involved please contact the RRTU President for additional details.




President's Corner

Greetings from the Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter

     First let me say how honored I am to have been newly elected as RRTU Chapter President. I want to send a special thank you to our members, Board of Directors and especially our past President Dennis McCarthy who with dedication guided this chapter during his term. Thank you all for making this chapter one of New Jersey's most talk about organizations with all of your energy & enthusiasm.

   These next two years I am excited to bring you more events, outings, conservation opportunities and education programs for you to be involved with. Since Trout Unlimited is a grassroots organization, chapters are it's lifeblood. TU is an action-oriented organization where every member is important to the activities and programs of TU. I hope to further define our strategic plan that will increase our organizational capacity and engage membership & community. I wish to encourage member participation and promote education to support the Trout Unlimited mission… you can make a difference!

   As a Trout Unlimited volunteer - as you all, are I am excited for our Chapter to provide excellent stewardship  in preserving our coldwater fisheries by keeping  their watersheds safe from environmental threats for this and for future generations of anglers to enjoy.
    I look forward to seeing you at our next event.


Christopher Klopsis

President, Rahway River Trout Unlimited Chapter #155


...Please Contact our
 President, Christopher Klopsis @

or come join us at one of our monthly meeting's or fly tying nights!


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Membership for Women:

If you're a female angler who has been waiting for a compelling reason to join Trout Unlimited—or if you just haven't gotten around to it—here's an offer you can't pass up. In an attempt to build up its female community, here's what you'll get:
  • 1-year subscription to TROUT magazine
  • 6-month TU calendar (mailed in the fall)
  • Official TU membership card
  • Car rental & hotel discounts
  • TU decal
  • Local chapter membership
And another, less tangible benefit as well: the pleasure of knowing you're part of a growing community of women who enjoy angling and want to keep America's rivers cold, clean and fishable.

   See also ...The Woman's Initiative Program




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Featured Story:

Sportsmen Applaud EPA’s Decision to Limit Mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay

Agency proposes mining restrictions in Bristol Bay to protect salmon, world-class angling and 14,000 American jobs

ANCHORAGE, AK –Sportsmen around the country applaud the EPA’s release of its draft determination to bolster watershed protections near Bristol Bay, Alaska, by proposing safeguards against large-scale mining like the proposed Pebble Mine.

The draft, just released, would guard the Bristol Bay watershed against development that would have “unacceptable adverse impacts” to the watershed, and launches a 60-day public comment period. Trout Unlimited encourages its members and all Americans to comment during this open period in support of full protections for Bristol Bay and finally put the controversial Pebble Mine proposal to rest.

"For 10 years, the proposed Pebble Mine has cast a cloud of uncertainty on Bristol Bay. Today’s announcement provides hope that we are nearing the finish line to protecting the world’s most prolific salmon fishery,” said Chris Wood, president and CEO of Trout Unlimited. “Two of Bristol Bay's rivers would be most affected by the proposed Pebble Mine. One provides nearly half of the world's wild sockeye salmon, and is the best rainbow trout fishery in the world. The other is consistently among the top three producers in king salmon. It would be difficult to conceive a worst place to put an open-pit mine with 700-foot-tall earthen dams holding back its toxic tailings than in the seismically active Bristol Bay region."

The EPA comment period, which begins today, enables sportsmen and women and anyone who cares about Bristol Bay salmon to weigh in on the EPA’s draft determination.

“The Bristol Bay fishery is a $1.5 billion annual economic powerhouse. It supports over 14,000 jobs annually. The EPA is making the right economic, social and ecological choice with their draft proposal. The stakes are now incredibly high and the EPA needs to hear that their efforts to enact strong protections are supported by Alaskans and sportsmen across America," Wood said.  

During this comment period, there will be hearings in the Bristol Bay region and Anchorage to provide ample opportunity for Alaskans to weigh in on the draft determination. After which, the EPA will review public input and release a recommended determination to “withdraw, prohibit, deny or restrict” mining within the proposed Pebble Mine area

Comments must be submitted by 8pm (Alaska time) September 19, 2014.

Submit your comments here

Women’s Initiative (WI) Program at New Jersey Trout Unlimited:
Be Part of it......
Trout Unlimited is America's leading coldwater conservation organization

Make a Difference.....
Be a grassroots advocate for protection of the environment

Leave a Legacy.....
Work to ensure we have clean, cold, fishable water for generations to come
   The main goal of the NJ State Council of Trout Unlimited Women’s Initiative is to provide support for chapters to recruit new members to TU as well as engage current members to network with other women and become involved in chapter projects and river outings.  As a grass roots effort campaign, the NJ State Council hopes to see an increase in women involvement and work to empower new leaders to share their passion for cold water conservation. Whether new to the sport or an experienced angler, the idea to unite women in the state and open communication will serve to enrich our membership. There are future plans to organize outings in Spring, which will give women in the state the opportunity to gather together for fishing and camaraderie.
     If you have any questions or are interested in learning more about the NJ TU Women’s Initiative Program, contact coordinator Kelly E. Buchta at kebuchta@njtu.org

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